As the year comes to an end, I look back on all I’ve struggled with and overcome: a receding hairline and hair loss; intense perioral dermatitis flare ups; annoying acne; and dry/dehydrated and irritated skin. While there were many lows, there were also a lot of highs. And many of those highs were due to finding efficacious, nontoxic, green products to help ease me back towards healthy skin. Therefore, as we wrap up this year, I decided to outline down below in seven categories, including Dry Skin, Acne, Dermatitis, Brightening, Hair, Body, and Eye + Lip + Neck my favorite products from 2017…

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Packing skincare for a long trip can be overwhelming. For me, it’s the hardest part. I tend to overpack in these situations for fear of being without the right oil, cream or cleanser to combat dryness and dehydration; the two states my skin oscillates between while traveling due to poor eating, disrupted sleep, weather changes, arid planes etc. And there is nothing worse than a skin reaction or breakout while on vacation and not having the right skincare – am I right, ladies?! We are leaving for Amsterdam tomorrow, and will be boarding a cruise ship with my parents and in-laws in-tow,…

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Product: Rituel De Fille Ash & Ember Eye Soot Why you’ll love them: I’ve said it time and again – I can’t be bothered with makeup: I need easy, foolproof, lazy-girl makeup. In my world, that means fingertip application and easy blendability, please. My eyeshadow brushes have collected a lot of dust, which is why these eyeshadows from nontoxic brand, Rituel de Fille, are perfect for me! They blend smooth with fingertips and allow for buildable depth. They don’t contain any waxes, so the shadows will never melt with the warmth of your skin, crease or fold!  The colors are dreamy, romantic,…

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The best thing to do if you’re dealing with any kind of inflammatory skin issue is to avoid makeup. Makeup can cause irritation, it can prevent your skin from healing, no matter how “clean” it is, and clog pores. That being said, going makeup-free can be very difficult for some – myself included. I try to go makeup-free as much as I can, but on days I have a work meeting or social engagement, I will wear makeup. Below is a list of face and lip makeup that I have found to be safe for me and the best makeup for perioral…

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“There’s power in red lipstick.” We’ve all heard this phrase, but what does it really mean and what kind of power can a red lipstick really emit? If you refer to Psychology Today, they’ll tell you that women wearing the color red have been found in studies to appear more attractive to men subconsciously. That when compared an image of a woman in red and the same woman in blue, the male test participants said they were more likely to want to date the woman in red and spend more money on the woman in red. Okay, good to know, but personally, I’d…

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